Search Within My Silence
by Yiannos Lambis
The horrors of child-trafficking are put under the microscope in this startling novel, based on substantial case study research, producing a story of unimaginable suffering certain to resonate with readers.
Child-trafficking is one of the greatest social tragedies of the 21st century. Unable to defend themselves, to speak up or to resist the controlling adults who tear their lives apart, these children become the victims of a cruel world which holds them to ransom, exploits them, abuses them and throws them away once they have grown too old for use. Five underage youngsters, including Rania and Nirosia, fall foul of the evil of human nature and the apathy of the societies in which they live, those that enable their torture to go unnoticed. Rania unleashes the cries of pain and desperation of all victims through her determined, unsettling silence; Nirosia may yet pay with her life for the agonizing screams she unleashes in her efforts to wake up those who are oblivious to her suffering. These children are the puppets of a repellent circus. Who knows when their nightmare will end.
Author Yiannos Lambis was moved to expose the appalling suffering endured by the hidden victims of child-trafficking, bringing their plight into the open, revealing the ugly ignorance of the human conscience which continues to turn a blind eye to these contemporary travesties. Lambis expertly explores the psychological trauma and the terrifying experiences of such children through his detailed researched and beautiful characterisation. Lambis’s message is unflinching; underaged prostitution, drug abuse, or any form of violence and exploitation is caused by the lack of morality invoked by the materialistic political regimes. Human dignity does not, and must not, have a price.
About the Author: Yiannos Lambis was born 1962 in Limassol, Cyprus, where he still resides today. His chronicles and poems have been published in various Cypriot newspapers and magazines. He has written theatrical plays, which have been put on by various theatrical groups. Other works by the author include 'IOKASTI' published by Anazitisis Publications, 2009.
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